Five things I learned at Oxford Real Farming Conference 2021

My top five takeaways from ORFC 2021:
1. Eat more beans
2. Oppose cheap food
3. Imagination is not a luxury
4. CSAs are resilient
5. Real farming has to be the revolution of our times

Community gardening in Donington on Bain

A local farmer sets aside a field for community growing. A group of local residents get together to plan. A stall at the roadside offers fresh, organic, pay-as-you-feel veg to the community, and a local Foodbank distributes free, organic food to people who are facing food insecurity. The essence of this vision… “shared, organic produce,Continue reading “Community gardening in Donington on Bain”

Old Wood Organic: good food growing in Skellingthorpe

The story of Old Wood Organic is a covid lockdown story of extraordinary transformation. A bracken-filled clearing in a small area of woodland has made way for a productive, organic garden, and is already beginning to supply restaurants and individuals in Lincoln with just-picked organic salad and veg, delivered by bicycle. I think that countsContinue reading “Old Wood Organic: good food growing in Skellingthorpe”

Talking Allotments with Melvyn Prior

Melvyn Prior from Radio Lincolnshire shares tips for allotments, his love for veggie growing, and how he caught the gardening bug in the first place. Entering the gate of Melvyn Prior’s allotment on an early summer evening, you are greeted by a dazzling row of sunflowers in full bloom; it seems quite appropriate! Melvyn hasContinue reading “Talking Allotments with Melvyn Prior”